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Heating Tips & Advice

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 17:55

How to Heat a New Addition to Your Home

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When adding a new addition to your home one of the main considerations is how you will heat and cool the additional space. Sometimes an existing furnace and air conditioner simply isn't large enough to condition the added air volume.

Even if you replace the central heating and cooling unit with a larger system, expanding existing ducts into the new space can create problems with maintaining even temperatures throughout the rest of the house if the air handler is on the far side of the house from the new space. So what options are available?

Split HVAC Systems

One option for heating a new addition is to install a split heating and cooling system, also known as a ductless heat pump. A heat pump not only heats in the winter, it provides cooling in the summer.

Because a split system works independently from the main HVAC system – in most cases having it's own hand-held remote – it eliminates the air balancing problems that attempting to expand an existing HVAC system can cause.

Have questions about heating and cooling a new addition to your home? Give Maitz Home Services a call.

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